Kitchen And Bath
First Aid For the Bathroom
A Cheap Bathroom Makeover
If youve ever wanted to douse an outdated bathroom in gasoline
and toss in a lighted match, believe me, youre not alone. But
theres an easier solution. It wont cure grimy grout or
replace the avocado green toilet, but it will help to give your
bathroom enough of a face lift to make you feel that theres
life in the old room yet.
The decorating gurus always begin with a fresh coat of paint.
Nothing will revive a tired room quicker. But dont discount the
small touches that can be accomplished with only a few dollars and
a modest investment of time. For example, you can give bathroom
cabinets a whole new look with just a change of hardware.
The décor accessories you choose should be in colors that make
you happy so that every time you walk into the room, you get
enjoyment from looking at them. Naturally, you will also want them
to co-ordinate nicely with wall colorings and permanent fixtures.
Avoid a cluttered look by limiting the number of things you keep
on your countertops and shelves to a minimum. This is especially
important if your bathroom is a small one.
Dollar stores get in a variety of attractive spring candles
seasonally. Some are almost too lovely to burn, which is
just fine when all you want are great-looking accents.
– carved pillar candle
– butterfly tea light candles, package of 4
– floating flower candles, package of 4
– oval plate
Its easy to add a bit of greenery to an empty corner. All you
need is a large terra cotta pot, a piece of floral foam and the plastic plant of your choice. Here, weve used
three sprays of long green foliage and let it
hang down from a top shelf. Make sure you weigh the pot down with
something heavy like a bag of river rocks, so that a slight tug on
the plant doesnt bring it crashing down.
Art, as with anything else, is all a matter of individual taste
but, believe it or not, you can find some acceptable pictures at
the dollar store. This floral piece mimics the oil canvas art thats so
Thinking outside the bird feeder, weve used this small metal
one to add a bit of whimsy to the bathroom and make bath cubes
easily accessible. In this picture:
– small floral arrangement
– wooden Towel sign
– woven baskets
– embroidered fingertip towels
With a twenty-dollar bill, hope in your heart and the spirit of
adventure, you can restore some of your bathrooms former
comfort and add immeasurably to your own well- being.